by Lady Eve over at Lady Eve's Reel Life.
This month, The Film Detective, a five-year-old streaming service that refreshes its film library monthly, presents “25 Days of Christmas.” So far, offerings have included Peter Pan (1955), the live NBC production with Mary Martin famously starring as Peter Pan, and a 1990 Lifetime TV production,Home for Christmas, in which Mickey Rooney stars as a homeless ex-con taken in by a family at Christmastime.
Christmas Day will showcase two condensed adaptations of Charles Dickens' holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. For anyone somehow unfamiliar with this legendary tale, it's the story of a cold-hearted miser who is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his departed former business partner and then, one by one, the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future - and he, Ebenezer Scrooge, is transformed by the experience. Both presentations are TV productions of less than half an hour, feature stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, and are worth checking out.